Taxon DOI
Rossau et al. 1991
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Orla-Jensen 1921 (Approved Lists 1980)
Lwoff 1939 emend. Lautrop 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)
Brisou and Prévot 1954 emend. Lautrop 1974 (Approved Lists 1980)
Bogan et al. 2003
França et al. 2015
Humphreys et al. 2015
Kim et al. 2015
Oh et al. 2011 emend. Yoon et al. 2013
Song et al. 2008
Juni and Heym 1986
Digital Object Identifier
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this family within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  Woese et al. 1990
  Garrity et al. 2005
  Garrity et al. 2005 emend. Williams and Kelly 2013
  Orla-Jensen 1921 (Approved Lists 1980)
  Rossau et al. 1991

The taxonomy from the rank of class and below is based upon currently published taxonomic opinion. For a complete taxonomy, refer to The Taxonomic Outline of Bacteria and Archaea, Release 7.7.
Taxon Statistics
Based on the method of Garrity and Lilburn (2008).
Microbial Earth
When referring to this Abstract, please use its Digital Object Identifier and cite NamesforLife.
Taxon Abstract for the family Moraxellaceae Rossau et al. 1991. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
This information was last reviewed on July 7, 2017.


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